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The Importance Of Aligning Your Company’s Online And Offline Marketing Tactics – Forbes

How your online and offline tactics work together

This is a major reason in-person events are consistently cited by marketers as the most effective content marketing tactic their organizations use. In fact, 95 percent of enterprise marketers use in-person events, and 76 percent say these events represent their most effective content marketing tactic. I expect that number to increase as more companies align their offline events with their online content.

Read more on Forbes.com.

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Artificial intelligence is changing SEO faster than you think — TechCrunch

By now everyone has heard of Google’s RankBrain, the new artificial intelligence machine learning algorithm that is supposed to be the latest and greatest from Mountain View, Calif. What many of you might not realize, however, is just how fast the SEO industry is changing because of it. Read More

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Hot Marketing Reads for This Weekend – The Social Campfire 1/30/16

Happy Weekend, Social Campers!

We ignited some of the hottest marketing reads for this weekend for you, right here on The Social Campfire THOUGHT LEADERSHIP BLOG. Check out these engaging, informative articles for the latest in Inbound Marketing:

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Stop It! Content Marketing is NOT a Game of Traffic

Sounds like someone’s been thinking in the same vein as TSC lately! Indeed – there is a war on Content Marketing and Social Marketing abound, and the pros must take it back, for the industry and their clients. Listen to the podcast on brand marketing vs. grabbing traffic, and check out some more highlights from this week’s Content Marketing buzz.

2016 Research: 6 Benchmarks for Small Business Growth 

Without a doubt, our American economy is driven by small business. What are the latest trends in small business in 2016 that will drive small business growth, and how do you, as a small business owner, know you are on the right track with marketing? Check out these 6 crucial benchmarks from Huffington Post – so you know if you’re hitting them or not.

How can I prove Content Marketing generates ROI? 

It’s one of the biggest questions asked to professional Content Marketers today – how do we prove Return on Investment, or ROI, by way of content marketing? With consumers drowning in digital content – here’s how to measure your Content Marketing  efforts to make sure they deliver the results you need – and your customers need, too.

Why Authenticity in Inbound Marketing Matters 

Just like the podcasters and marketing aficionados above, here at The Social Campfire, we are also concerned with the influx or poor inbound marketing (content marketing, social marketing) tactics in the industry – cheap efforts designed to generate traffic with no tangible return on investment. Here’s our view on why Authenticity in Inbound Marketing Matters – and why the return of brand marketing is crucial to your bottom line.

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5 Must-Read Online Marketing Articles for Small Business – Week of January 18th

Stay on top of Online Marketing trends! Here are the latest social media marketing, SEO, and content headlines you’ll want to read for the week of January 18th, 2016, curated by The Social Campfire:

Headline 1 – Google’s Major Ranking Algorithm Update is Confirmed

Google has confirmed a core ranking algorithm update, fresh for first quarter 2016. Most webmasters were expecting a Penguin update on January 12th. Not so – after a little digging, all signs pointed to a core or Panda-related change.

In a nutshell, the core ranking algorithm update did not refresh Panda scores, it’s been decided that Panda does not update in real time, and it’s become clear that Panda will now become a part of Google’s core ranking signals. For more on Panda, click here.

Headline 2 – 60 percent of B2B Content is Unused: How to Fix It

Is your company effective at its B2B Content Marketing? Don’t sit on an empty investment. As a small business owner and/or entrepreneur, you need to know how to take advantage of content marketing – instead of wasting money on it. By re-purposing content, getting your team involved, and working with other thought leaders on content partnerships, you can create better content for your business. From Forbes.

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